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More Speakers Announced For Dem Convention

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

The Democratic National Convention Committee announced Monday more speakers for its 2012 convention, which begins in Charlotte on Sept. 4. Chicago ...

Southern Vote No Longer All-Red

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

ATLANTA — The "Solid South" was a political fact, benefiting Democrats for generations and then Republicans, with Bible Belt and racial politics...

After 'Being Ignored,' Key Groups Fight Against Major Dem Event

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — Upset by the Democratic Party's decision to stage its presidential convention in a Southern state long viewed as hostile to orga...

Obama Convention Plans Revealed

Politico | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

Advisers to President Barack Obama are scripting a Democratic National Convention featuring several Republicans in a prime-time appeal to independents...

DNC Keynote Speaker Set To Make History

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in September, it was announced Tue...

Report: Clinton To Play Major Role At Dem Convention

AP | JULIE PACE and KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton will have a marquee role in this summer's Democratic National Convention, where he will make a forcef...

Dirty Politics: City's Underworld Hungrily Awaits Major Dem Event

Creative Loafing | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

The VIP section of a popular nightclub in Charlotte was booming on a Thursday night in mid-June, as well-dressed weeknight revelers passed around top-...

Pelosi Reveals Thoughts On Dems Skipping Convention

The Huffington Post | Melissa Bendixen | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is totally fine with her colleagues skipping the Democratic National Convention this year. "I’m no...

Top Dem: Stay Away From The Convention

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

(Clarifies language in paragraph 10 in June 26 story) By Samuel P. Jacobs WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) - The man respon...

Another Dem Pledges to Skip Convention

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

Another Democrat from Appalachia is skipping the Democratic National Convention. Rep. Mark Critz (D-Pa.) said Tuesday that he will not attend the S...

Booze Will Still Flow At Major Dem Event

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Adding a twist to blue laws in an increasingly red state, North Carolina's Republican-led legislature is toasting a measure intended ...

Groups Get Win For Anti-Wall Street Protest

AP | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte has given permission to a coalition to hold a major protest the weekend before the Democratic National Convention. The l...

Convention Protesters Could Carry Surprise

AP | TAMARA LUSH and MITCH WEISS | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Florida — The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than ...

HuffPost Citizen Journalists At The Conventions: We Are The History We Have Been Waiting For

Howard Fineman | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

In spite of the ever-deepening flood of candidate advertising, politics (and journalism) today are do-it-yourself, web-based and socially-connected enterprises. Which is where you come in.

Officials Make Curious Choice For Obama Speech

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President Barack Obama plans to accept the Democratic presidential nomination in the open air of Bank of America Stadium on the fin...

Bank Of America Stadium Could Be New Home To DNC Convention

Bloomberg | Hans Nichols | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is considering moving the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, ...

DNC Fundraising Through Alternative Means Ahead Of 2012

Creative Loafing Charlotte | Mary C. Curtis | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Though 2012 will be the first convention for 27-year-old Jackie Bateman, she's already a veteran campaigner. ...

Split In Political Vision Comes To Light In Battleground State

Creative Loafing Charlotte | Mary C. Curtis | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

It was a tale of two visions of government. And when politicians from both parties came through Charlotte with plans on what it's going to take to get...

Dems Makes Bipartisan Committee Picks For 2012 National Convention

Creative Loafing | Mary C. Curtis | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

With visions of economic gain and a burnished international profile, the city of Charlotte is graciously extending a bipartisan business welcome to th...